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Program

Membership Capacity Building and Technical Assistance

Overview

The Foothills Regional Commission is here to assist our membership with capacity issues and can offer assistance to our members in a number of areas. We offer a pay-as-you-go Technical Assistance Program to work with your staff in municipal and county services.

Some of our services include:

  1. Project Development & Management
  2. Community Development
  3. Financial Back Office Support (Payables, Receivables, Payroll)
  4. Local Government Administrative Services

Commission staff are certified under the Community Development Academy in order to better serve our membership in grant writing and grant administration. FRC works with Western Piedmont Council of Governments and Land of Sky Regional Council to aid in assisting our membership in Grant Writing and Grant Administrative Services so that we can provide full services without additional staff. These services include:

  1. Grant Writing – including CDBG
  2. Environmental Review
  3. Grant Administration
  4. Compliance
  5. Close out
  6. Public Meetings
  7. Official Notifications

These services are provided on a pay-as-you-go method with agreement for services directly between the member government and the Commission.

The Commission also provides technical services in the areas of land use planning, economic development project development, public participation and meeting coordination, public policy development, financial and administrative services, local transportation studies, economic sectors studies and impact studies, public and staff surveying, strategic planning, and GIS services.

We will be matching resources we receive from the Appalachian Regional Commission in a 50/50 matching costs for local technical assistance (50% from ARC and 50% paid by local government).  This will allow us to stretch limited dollars and assist members who want and need the services.